Honduran Mahogany back & sides
Adirondack Spruce soundboard
Tortoise binding, with Maple and single purfling
Templeted from a 1937 D18
Serial number 66732 and 65582
All Models feature:
Ebony bridge and ebony-bound fretboard
Adirondack spruce bracing
Traditional hide glue construction throughout
Hand-fit, dovetail neck joint
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Waverly tuning machines
Bone nut, saddle and bridge pins
Custom wood binding- please inquire
Herringbone and Ivoroid binding
Stainless Steel frets
Custom nut width and/or bridge spacing- complimentary
"The fit and finish work is as clean as it comes in a hand-built guitar; and the voice has a perfect blend of modern clarity and dry, vintage-Martin boomy power, with volume to spare. Great responsiveness, and a wonderful, full-yet-not-obtrusive neck profile. If you're on the hunt for a hand-made dreadnought that will rival the tops of what's being done on the boutique scale, Matt's guitars are some of the most exciting being produced right now."
"This minimally-decorated mahogany dread is a veritable cannon, with gobs of volume and a huge, wide-open tone that will only get sweeter with play time. Much like a classic pre-war, it is lightly built but powerfully voiced...Matt has made an impressive leap in a short period of time with his vintage-style instruments appointed and voiced for the modern player."
"My good friend Matt Arcara is making some really fine instruments, and I'm proud to say that I get to play one. His MGA guitars pay tribute to the spirit and quality craftsmanship of the much sought-after classic dreadnoughts, yet bear a distinctly modern sensibility and vision. Matt did a great job of inquiring about and understanding the sounds I was looking for while building my guitar, plus -being a great guitarist himself- he has an acute sense of what is important from a player's perspective. MGA guitars certainly reflect Matt's passion and dedication to the craft of guitar building"